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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says the continued attacks on its officers who are out to do their constitutional duties will no longer be tolerated.
Cross River Commander of the Agency, Kayode Adeniyi stated this while speaking with newsmen in his Habour Road office, Calabar.
He said the attack on his officers which has become rampant in Central Cross River where cannabis is highly cultivated is becoming unacceptable.
Adeniyi said his command has commenced “Operation Tiger” to comb all the black spots in the state, especially in Cross River Central Senatorial district to bring out the culprits who are sabotaging government efforts against illicit drugs by attacking his men.
He acknowledged the support of Cross River State Government, and urged the people to always give useful information to the agency, stressing that giving awareness about the dangers of illicit drugs is a business for all responsible citizens.
“Our major challenge is the way some unscrupulous elements in some communities in Central Cross River where cannabis popularly known as Indian Hemp is highly cultivated”
“Cross River State Government under the leadership of Governor Imoke is trying for us but we still need more patrol vehicles to monitor this drug peddlers because we have launched Operation Tiger to smoke out all those involved in these communities and we cannot do it alone, we need the support of all”
Adeniyi said the Command has secured fifty five (55) convictions out of the 144 persons charged to court in 2012. He further explained that between January and June 2013, one hundred and fifteen (115) persons including fourteen (14) females were arrested for various illicit drug offenses.
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